Mindteck successfully develops ZigBee specification compliant protocol stack for Freescale
June 15, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Business NewsMindteck successfully develops ZigBee™ specification compliant protocol stack for Freescale
ZigBee Center of Excellence drives value and innovation
Bangalore, June 13th, 2006 - Mindteck (BSE: MDTK) announced the successful development of BeeStack for Freescale Semiconductor to be used with HCS08 microcontroller and the MC1319X series of RF data modems. This combination has gone through compliance testing with the ZigBee™ specification and is one of the certified platforms for use in ZigBee applications.
Mindteck’s ZigBee Center of Excellence (CoE) is a one-stop-shop ZigBee solution center, providing product design, development, implementation, and deployment services to worldwide customers.
Acknowledging this landmark achievement, Shankar Velayudhan, Group Chief Technology Officer, Mindteck said, “This ZigBee stack is specifically tailored for Freescale’s low power HCS08 microcontroller and the MC1319X series of RF data modems. With aggressive power and resource management, this ZigBee compliant platform is a perfect design choice for ZigBee-enabled products.”
Freescale had earlier announced the availability of BeeKit in the Freescale Technology Forum held in Shanghai last month. BeeKit includes BeeStack and developer configuration tool that supports Freescale's platforms based on the HCS08 MCU.
“Mindteck’s proven capabilities in embedded systems development and expertise in ZigBee specification design services were instrumental in Freescale’s decision to work with Mindteck,” said Brett Black, commercial wireless operations manager for Freescale. “The ZigBee stack now gives us the flexibility to customize and optimize the platform to differentiate ourselves from the competition.”
Mindteck’s competitive business model comprising transformational outsourcing services focused on improving customers’ operating model, value-gains from domain and core technologies expertise, and cost competitiveness resulting from offshore project execution was the other decisive factor in this landmark deal.
"Mindteck’s partnership and development history with Freescale opens the door for more ZigBee compliant platforms to enter the market,” said Bob Heile, chairman of the ZigBee Alliance. “ZigBee dominates the wireless sensors and control market largely because of its vast selection of compliant platforms produced by the top semiconductor companies in the world."
Mindteck (BSE: MDTK) provides a wide range of information technology solutions that help customers enhance their overall business performance. The company’s portfolio comprises of Embedded Systems, Enterprise Consulting Services–SAP and IT Services. Mindteck is a leading provider of product development lifecycle services in embedded systems development. The technology capabilities are well supported by industry-specific experiences in developing solutions for analytical instruments, semiconductor manufacturing, wireless, and medical equipment industries. Mindteck is a ZigBee design services company providing ZigBee application development and ZigBee compliant stack development services.
About ZigBee TM Alliance
The ZigBee Alliance is an association of companies working together to enable reliable, cost effective, low-power, wirelessly networked, monitoring and control products based on an open global standard. The ZigBee Alliance membership comprises technology providers and original equipment manufacturers worldwide. Membership is open to all. Additional information can be found at www.zigbee.org.
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